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Movie Trailer: Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief

By Bianca Schulze, The Children’s Book Review
Published: September 11, 2009

Mark your calender for February 12, 2010, because The Lightning Thief is coming to the movies! The movie boasts a star studded cast and director Chris Columbus (he directed Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone and Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets). Here is just a glimpse at the stars you will see: Uma Thurman as Medusa, Logan Lerman as Percy Jackson, and Pierce Brosnan as Chiron. Take a look at the trailer and I am sure you will agree with me that it looks fantastic!

Percy Jackson & the Olympians is a great series that both adults and kids enjoy, making it perfect for reading together. There is plenty of time to make sure you have read it before seeing the movie, so what are you waiting for, add Percy Jackson & the Olympians: Lightning Thief to your collection — if you haven’t already.

Visit http://www.percyjacksonthemovie.com/ to register for updates.

Who’s excited?

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  • I am excited and hoping against hope that the movie comes close to being as good as the books. However, I’m disappointed in this trailer. I don’t think it shows much of anything and that people unfamiliar with the books will have no idea what the movie is about. Hopefully future previews and the movie will be better.

    September 11, 2009
  • I agree that the preview does not offer much up for people that have not read the series. However, I do think that it shows off good cinematography, effects, and certainly has a star studded line-up of actors. I think it’s going to be great. And like you, I hope to see stronger previews.

    September 12, 2009
  • I am excited about the movie, got the chance to read the books when I was in Africa. Bianca how is Mya? Miss you two a lot, my love and regards to both of you, from both me and Raniya. I moved to Minnesota now, keep up the good work on here.

    September 13, 2009
  • Well, well, well. It looks like I’m typing this up around ten YEARS after this post was published. Just a bit late, don’t you think?

    Anyway, I appreciate the enthusiasm you guys are giving, but since the movies out, I guess it’s okay to tell you. The movie is HORRIBLE. I’m not kidding, it’s really one that you should just skip. I can’t believe they made a second one too. Those of you who’ve read the books will see how much of a disaster they’ve made with this movie. The plot has been changed, and the character development is simply missing. The theme, the adventure, the fun… all of it is just gone. It’s like the movie directors were just like, “Well, it’s totally okay to say that a movie’s based off a book, and then make a mess out of it by switching a bunch of stuff!”

    You know what? Just read this review from another person and you’ll see what I mean.
    “This was one of the most inaccurate movies I have ever seen. It is almost nothing like the book, which was much better. Percy and his friends don’t even get close to fighting Kronos until the fourth book! The Golden Fleece was never used on Kronos’ coffin in the book, and Percy’s sword is NOT what killed him. The Mist, in the book, is NOT some convenient little spray bottle, but a magical force that keeps mortals from seeing the Gods and all things related. Anybody that says this was even a remotely good movie has obviously not read the book. There are just too many things different and poorly thought of in this pathetic excuse for a movie for me to even give it a slightly good rating. I say 0.5/5. That’s 10%. That is all this movie deserves for making mincemeat out of a great book. And, for all those vainly hoping for a third movie, well, not gonna happen. It all comes down to how horrible and trashy and inaccurate this movie is. To make another one, they would practically have to come up with a new story.”

    So that’s the Percy Jackson movies for you!

    November 4, 2019

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